François Rüf is Co-Founder and former CEO of the Social Analytics company Netbreeze. Background in theoretical physics and AI. Sold Netbreeze in March 2013 to Microsoft. Now at Microsoft Dynamics CRM responsible for the two products Microsoft Social Listening (Netbreeze) and Dynamics Marketing (Marketing Automation solution).
7:00 Networking and Food 8:00 Fireside Chat 9:00 Networking
Hosted By Timothy Chuma, Zurich Switzerland Chapter Director
With a background in enterprise application development, having worked as a freelance CRM/ERP consultant for over 7 years, Tim brings Startup Grind to Zurich, Switzerland to prove that Switzerland is more than cheese and chocolate. Tim is the founder and CEO of Censeo Computing, a Microsoft Bizspark startup that provides Saas front office applications for the financial service sector. An über fan of anything CRM/CXM, he shares his experiences through his blog The CRM Guy Swiss. He is currently lives in Zug, Switzerland with startup CEO wife and two lovely kids. Twitter: @censeocomputing
Hosted By David Butler, Zurich Chapter Director
David Butler is a serial networker and social media aficionado. Both David’s strong social presence and his love of testing beta versions of new products coming from Zurich’s many startups, have made him a sought after advisor in many industries. Fully engaged in the Swiss Startup Scene, promoting it's innovation with events, networking, twitter, and connecting the dots. Twitter: @david_a_butler
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Colab Zurich is a coworking and event space where hackers, onliners and creators create tomorrows solutions by collaborating interdisciplinary. Work in the quiet Classic Space or have a coffee and a discussion in the lively Creative Space. You decide day by day. We also host a number of famous tech and creative events which you can join before or after work. Check in with us and enjoy the first day at Colab for free. Then sign up for another day, a week or even longer.
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.
Startup Grind is an event series designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Bi-monthly we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time. It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.